Doctor Strange doesn't hit North American theaters for another week, but director Scott Derrickson is already looking ahead to the sequel, with plans for the next villain already in the works.
“I really like the character of Nightmare and the concept that the Nightmare Realm is a dimension," Derrickson told IGN. "That’s early – that’s like the first Strange tale. I think that’s in the introductory episode of Doctor Strange, and I always loved that."
Doctor Strange and Nightmare both debuted in Strange Tales #110 back in 1963, and the villain has recently appeared in Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's ongoing Doctor Strange comic book title.
Derrickson had previously said that the first Doctor Strange movie was "the tip of an iceberg. There's so much progress that can be made. What made The Dark Knight so great was that the origin story of Batman had been well-told, and then it was time to bring in a villain where you really got to go deep. And not just the Joker, also Two-Face. It was a more visceral experience, I'd love to be able to do that for Doctor Strange."
Doctor Strange is due out in theaters November 4.